California Chapter Scholarship and Mentoring Committee


AABE® California Scholarship Program
The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities.
Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.
Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines.
Scholarship recipients – known as AABE Scholars – are determined each spring by the organization’s local chapter scholarship committee for local scholarships and by the National Scholarship Committee for national scholarships. Recipients receive notification of their selection.
The California of AABE will award : (1)  Five Scholarship Awards in the amount of $1,000. The top winner’s application is forwarded to compete for a Western Region Award of $3,000. Additionally, a “Rufus D. Gladney” Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise


The Application Package
Consideration Will Be Given Only To Candidates Submitting Complete Application Packages Which Include: (1) A Completed AABE Scholarship Application Form (Copies Are Acceptable); (2) An Official High School Transcript; (3) Official Proof Of ACT Or SAT Scores; (4) Two Letters Of Reference; And (5) A Completed Checklist. Please Redact Social Security Numbers From Any Documents.
To join the Scholarship and Mentoring Committee, please submit your interest to
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